Thursday 22 October 2020

Demonstration on 3rd November 2020 on Sectional Postal Pensioners Issues!




All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association


(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)

Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600007

New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001

No.AIPRPA/CHQ/Programme/1 Dated 22.10.2020


The Secretary (P)

Department of Posts

New Delhi – 110001


Sub: Programme of Demonstration by Postal Pensioners on 3.11.2020 to focus three demands – regarding.

This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association in its Central Managing Committee held on 11.10.2020 had unanimously decided to conduct a nationwide demonstration despite corona pandemic threat to focus the concentration of the Department of Posts on three urgent issues.

The Directorate had issued orders as far back as on 25.05.2018 for upgrading notionally the basic pay of Postman/Mailguard staff. Clarificatory orders also was issued by the Directorate on this issue subsequently on  . Similarly order of the Directorate was issued as far back as on 5.5.2016 for including the period of induction training for TBOP/BCR of direct recruit Pas/SAs.

The Postman upgradation of pay scales notionally from 1.1.1996 is still kept pending in many circles. As the Postman/Mailguard scale of pay was upgraded from 1.1.1996 instead of 10.10.1997, the TBOP/BCR employees of the same cadre also automatically stands upgraded to next higher pay scales as the order itself preponed to 1.1.1996 instead of 10.10.1997. But in many circles the higher pay scales are not extended to TBOP/BCR Postman/Mailguard employees and pensioners. Even after more than two years thousands of Postman/Mailguard and TBOP/BCR Pensioners as well as family pensioners are put into mental agony due to inordinate delay in implementation. Circles are not even caring to issue compliance reports as ordered by the Directorate on 31.01.2019.

Similarly the orders of the Directorate issued in 2016 for granting the period of induction training also for calculation of TBOP/BCR to direct recruited PAs/SAs also not fully implemented as unnecessarily the Pensioners and Family Pensioners are demanded with production of their copy of induction training for granting this benefit. It is ironic that the Pensioners and Family Pensioners are asked to submit this copy after decades and as they could not produce, their benefits are denied.

The Pensioners and Family Pensioners are suffering from lack of several health-related issues. The Medical Insurance Scheme is being delayed by the Health Ministry for a long time. The non-CGHS area living beneficiaries are not having the benefit of wellness centres in their districts. There are not even referral hospitals for them to take treatment. Medicines are not timely supplied to beneficiaries in several dispensaries. There is a shortage of Doctors and Para Medical Staff in many Dispensaries. The Health Ministry is not caring to take these genuine issues into consideration and settle them on war footing despite the spread of pandemic warrants urgent health measures.

Therefore, this Association is launching a nationwide programme of demonstration in front of Head Post Offices / or / RMS Offices / or / Divisional Offices / or / DPA offices / or / Chief PMG offices according to the local feasibility. After demonstrating a copy of this letter will be handed over in lieu of a Memorandum with a request for onward transmission to the Secretary Department of Posts.  As all participants are senior citizens and they are participating in the protest despite corona pandemic threat, we urge upon the Postal Directorate to permit them to peacefully demonstrate and submit this letter to the local authorities for onward transmission to you. We also urge upon you to direct the authorities concerned to take urgent measurers on war footing to attend to the implementation of Directorate Orders without further delay.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,



General Secretary


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